Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sea Holly

Sea Holly by linfrye
Sea Holly, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

1/8 Sheet
Arches 140#CP

Though we don't currently have any of these unusual looking flowers either at the Arboretum or in my own garden, they're on the 'to be acquired' list.

These plants are native to the seasides of Europe - but with its thistlelike, prickly leaves and wonderful blue/purply color, its ability to thrive in drought conditions, and its resistant to deer, all make this plant worthy of a testing!

More chores ahead and a bit of errand-running. We've a chance of rain, so I'm dashing to get those collected seeds out in the gardens.

We're down to the last two weeks of competition for the Orchard for the Hungry -- the voting is fierce -- after all this time, we are so very close -- please help by voting today!! THANK YOU!



Lise Steenerson said...

I love both the flower and the painting!!!!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Beautiful flower and beautiful painting.

Teri C said...

What a beauty!!!

Joan T said...

I love the softness of this. Bella!!!

Lorraine said...

Still voting but it looks like others have turned up the heat. And when you reached over 20,000 I was so excited.

Unusual flower and so ephemeral looking -- as if it were an alien flower!! Beautifully done Lin.